Onduty BSF jawan suffers bullet injuries on his chest

first_imgDarjeeling: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper suffered bullet injuries on his chest on Wednesday while on duty.The incident occurred at around 10 am at Goalpokhar block, Islampur, Uttar Dinajpur district on the Indo-Bangladesh border when he was on duty. Two bullets is said to have pierced his chest. The injured, 26-year-old Prem Singh of Punjab was rushed to the Islampur Hospital. As his condition was reported to be critical, he was referred to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThough BSF officers were present at the Islampur Hospital, they preferred to remain tight-lipped. There are strong rumors that the trooper had tried to commit suicide and had shot himself with his service arm. The trooper was in the 171 battalion and was on-duty at the Natabartola border outpost under the Goalpokhar block when the incident occurred. Sachin Makkar, Superintendent of Police, Islampur Police District stated: “The BSF has not given anything in writing. However we are aware of the incident.”last_img read more